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Our Genealogy Helper for Olberg ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Olberg (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Olberg. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Olberg is located in Pinal County.

To see how the shape of Arizona's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pinal County: Gila, Graham, Maricopa & Pima.

Below are the counties that are near Olberg. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Olberg:

  • Pinal County     (The home county of Olberg)
    • Sacaton [Pinal County]
    • Blackwater [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackwater
      • Blackwater [Pinal County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Olberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackwater
    • Santan [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santan
      • Santan [Pinal County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Olberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santan
    • Stotonic [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stotonic
      • Stotonic [Pinal County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Olberg
      • Stotonic has also been known as:
      • Stetonic
      • Stotonik
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stotonic
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Olberg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
    • Bapchule [Pinal County]
    • Casa Blanca [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
      • Casa Blanca [Pinal County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Olberg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Blanca
    • Coolidge [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolidge
      • Coolidge [Pinal County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Olberg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolidge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolidge<2>
    • Adamsville [Pinal County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adamsville
      • Adamsville [Pinal County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Olberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adamsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Casa Grande [Pinal County]
    • Randolph [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
      • Randolph [Pinal County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Olberg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
    • Valley Farms [Pinal County]
  • Maricopa County
    • Chandler Heights [Maricopa County]
    • Sanokai Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanokai Village
      • Sanokai Village [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Olberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanokai Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanokai Village
    • Queen Creek [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen Creek
      • Queen Creek [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Olberg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50,890 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Queen Creek<2>
    • Sun Lakes [Maricopa County]
    • Higley [Maricopa County]
    • Sonora [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonora
      • Sonora [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Olberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sonora<2>
    • Chandler [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chandler
      • Chandler [Maricopa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Olberg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 261,165 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chandler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chandler<2>
    • Gilbert [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Maricopa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Olberg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 254,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<2>
    • Corona Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona Village
      • Corona Village [Maricopa County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Olberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corona Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona Village
    • Buckhorn [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn
      • Buckhorn [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Olberg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckhorn
    • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Palm Village
      • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Olberg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Palm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Palm Village
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
      • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Olberg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Olberg, see our County-by-County Page for Olberg.

Newspapers Published in Olberg ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Olberg.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Olberg, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Olberg.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Olberg:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Arizona

Cemeteries Near Olberg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Olberg.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Olberg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • C.H. Cook Memorial Church Cemetery
  • East Sacaton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East Sacaton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East Sacaton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Sacaton Cemetery
  • Sacaton Cemetery
  • St. Ann Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Blackwater Cemetery
  • Stotonic Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sweetwater Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweetwater Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Sweetwater Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Sweetwater Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Olberg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2342148<4>
    • Bapchule Cemetery
    • Valley Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Valley Memorial Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Olberg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Memorial Park
    • West Casa Blanca Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Casa Blanca Cemetery
      • West Casa Blanca Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Olberg.
      • West Casa Blanca Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Cowboy Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Casa Blanca Cemetery
    • Goodyear - Ocotillo Cemetery
    • Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Valley of the Sun Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Valley of the Sun Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Olberg.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley of the Sun Cemetery
    • Butte View Cemetery
    • Adamsville Cemetery
    • Charles Debrille Poston Gravesite

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

While we didn't find Olberg in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Olberg.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Olberg, with the one closest to Olberg listed first.

  • Sacaton [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sacaton
    • Sacaton [Pinal County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Olberg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sacaton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacaton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sacaton<2>
  • Sweetwater [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
    • Sweetwater [Pinal County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Olberg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sweetwater had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
  • Casa Grande [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Grande
    • Casa Grande [Pinal County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Olberg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 328 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58,632 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Casa Grande had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Grande
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casa Grande<2>
  • Florence [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence [Pinal County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Olberg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,486 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,422 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florence had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
  • Toltec [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
    • Toltec [Pinal County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Olberg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toltec had railroad service and no post office
    • Toltec has also been known as:
    • Toltec City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
  • Maricopa [Pinal County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maricopa
    • Maricopa [Pinal County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Olberg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • Estimated population in 2015: 48,602 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Maricopa had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maricopa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maricopa<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Kyrene [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kyrene
      • Kyrene [Maricopa County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Olberg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kyrene had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kyrene
    • Mesa [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
      • Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Olberg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 219 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 518,012 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mesa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa<2>
    • Heaton [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heaton
      • Heaton [Pinal County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Olberg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Heaton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heaton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heaton
    • Lehi [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehi
      • Lehi [Maricopa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Olberg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 269 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lehi had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lehi have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehi
    • Tempe [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tempe
      • Tempe [Maricopa County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Olberg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 897 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 195,805 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tempe had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tempe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tempe<2>
    • Picacho [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picacho
      • Picacho [Pinal County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Olberg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Picacho had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picacho
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picacho<2>
    • Reymert [Pinal County] - Historic
      • While Reymert was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reymert
      • Reymert [Pinal County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Olberg
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 254 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Reymert had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reymert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Olberg. See our List of 1890's Communities around Olberg.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Olberg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Pinal County: www.co.pinal.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Olberg) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Olberg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0923, Longitude: -111.6862       In this case, the coordinates for Olberg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Olberg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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